Microsoft has announced, to industry,
Windows 7 TV, Windows 7 Set Top Boxes and other Windows 7 device capabilities
for it's software.
The capability for Windows 7 to be integrated with media devices such and TV,
Set Top boxes and other devices further allows Windows 7 to be used as an interface
for multi-media usage.
Windows 7 for TV and set top boxes would potentially allow for greater
connectivity between different devices, including connectivity with Windows 7 PCs
Users could also benefit from a familiar design and user interface between
A Windows 7 TV and Windows 7 PC could potentially have a common 'look and feel'
and hence allow for ease of use.
Another benefit, through the connectivity, could be the merging of media, such
as movies and photos. If such merging is relatively seamless, then users
could potentially get more out Windows 7 devices,
It would be nice to think that photos and home movies on a PC, could also
be displayed seamlessly on a family TV with the ease of use of a common
Yet this announcement also covers Windows 7 Set Top boxes and other Windows 7
devices for media use. Windows Media Centre itself could become an even more
Windows 7 TV and other devices
were discussed by Microsoft in 2009, when Windows 7 was released. This recent
announcement by Microsoft, to industry, is for the release to industry of Windows 7
media device capability through OEM.
The future take up by industry, for example TV manufacturers, of this Windows 7
TV component over the next few years should be interesting as the benefits can flow
onto the users/consumer.
Microsoft continues to spread and broaden it's products reach and in some sense
this Windows 7 TV OEM released further enhances the usefulness of Windows 7.